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a victory in thursday's u.s. senate republican primary in delaware. she now faces the general election 40 days from now. o'donnell is single, 42 years old with a background in public relations. previously she sought the republican nomination for u.s. senate during the 2006 primaries. four years ago. and she lost. in 2008, two years ago, she gained the uncontested republican nomination for the u.s. senate in the general election, challenging city senator joe biden. biden won by 457,000 to o'donnell's 140,000. biden outspent o'donnell $4.9 million, to o'donnell's $116,000. nearly 32 times 2 times bigger o'donnell's budget. her opponent for the 2010 republican primary for the u.s. senate was michael castle, a nine-and former two-term governor of delaware. >> don't ever understint the power of we, the people. >> two months ago she had no money, no campaign, and many believed in no chance. with a 23% approval rating, she looked like a long shot against the household name of michael castle. but the palin endorsement led to a $600,000 pledge to the o'donnell campaign by the tea party. even after
than choosing the governor and u.s. senator for california. we'll tell you about other statewide races and issues the voters will decide. >>> proposition 25 would eliminate the two-thirds majority needed to pass a state budget, while proposition 26 would redefine many fees as taxes, requiring a two-thirds vote to pass. and celebrating mexico. an exhibition of photos and rare documents commemorates the bicentennial of mexico's independence and the centennial of the mexican revolution. we'll have those stories next. ♪ >> belva: good evening and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm belva davis. joining me tonight on our news panel are scott shafer, host of "the california report" on kqed public radio with a look at propositions 25 and 26. and marissa lagos, sacramento reporter for "the san francisco chronicle." on the less publicized races for state office. and we begin with rebecca smith, energy reporter for "the wall street journal." rebecca in the wake of the san bruno fire, there's talk that maybe pg&e has not been as transparent about other pipel e pipelines that mig
. bureau. >> thank you for joining us. gordon peterson is off this week. this week's election was topped by christine o'donnell for the united states senate nomination in delaware. she won with the backing of sarah palin. how do you feel two days later? >> bill buckley said to support the most right-wing candidate that was elected pope. i think the republicans broke that rule. it could cost republicans control of the senate. >> it looks like we have this anger we are talking about. this is a temper tantrum that ran amok. some tea party candidates have come up and then nominated and have sent a message and made a statement and can win and compete in the fall. in this case, she will have to run again not just the democratic party in delaware but much of the republican party as well them n. >> ronald reagan said that shall not speak ill of another republican in public. this is also what jim demand said about others he served with. he said he has been in the majority with republicans who don't have principles. >> what bigger shot can you take? >> ronald reagan had the 80% rule which is someo
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